Notification of the Use of Pesticides
POLICY # 5660 – The Board of Education recognizes the potentially serious risks inherent in using chemical pesticides in the school environment, and therefore authorizes the implementation of a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for all school buildings and grounds.
The Integrated Pest Management Program will be in full compliance with state and federal regulations.
All school districts in the state are required to notify their parents and neighbors about the use of pesticides in and around their schools. In Briarcliff, the use of pesticides is prohibited for use on athletic fields and lawn areas except as part of the Integrated Pest Management program, in compliance with all State and Federal regulations.
Inside pest control involves keeping the schools, including kitchens, as clean as possible, making sure custodial closets are clean and well lit, removing food from vendor boxes as soon as the food is received, and storing all perishable goods on open shelving. All sites are monitored monthly by a licensed professional.
When interior pests become a problem despite all our sanitary efforts, we call a licensed outside contractor who may use: Borid with Boric Acid, Avert Cockroach Gel Bait, and Max Force Roach Bait, or any other EPA designated and approved biopesticide.
If a parent wishes to be notified in advance about an upcoming pesticide application, that request should be put into writing and sent with your child’s name, school and grade to:
Assistant Director of Facilities
45 Ingham Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510